Unemployment Insurance

A Message from Congressman Schweikert

Thank you for visiting our website. Our office is here to help you and answer any questions you might have during this difficult time. We created this page to help Arizonans navigate applying for unemployment insurance. As we receive new information from the Arizona Department of Economic Security and the U.S. Department of Labor we will update this page. If you have any additional questions or concerns about unemployment insurance, please feel welcome to email or call our office at (480) 946-2411. 

Individuals who already filed their federal 2020 tax returns and claimed unemployment benefits before the American Rescue Plan Act took effect should have received a refund from the IRS, so that their first $10,200 in unemployment benefits are tax free. Read more here.

On May 13, 2021, Governor Ducey announced the State of Arizona would be ending the $300 supplemental unemployment insurance provided by the American Rescue plan on July 10th. During the announcement, Governor Ducey said Arizona would set aside $300 million in federal dollars to offer a one-time bonus of $2,000 to people who get a full-time job, while those who return to part-time will receive $1,000.

  • Comprehensive Resource Guide on Unemployment Insurance - Created by Congressman Schweikert. This document will be updated as additional information is made available. 

  • Arizona Department of Economic Security

    • Application to apply for Unemployment Insurance

    • If you have specific questions regarding your claim, or if your claim was denied, but you believe you are eligible for assistance, please continue to call DES at (877) 600-2722. Per DES, a redetermination will be considered using new information and the most up to date eligibility criteria.

    • Unemployment Insurance benefits are managed at the state level through the Department of Economic Security. Please reach out to your state level representatives as an additional resource, who will be able to assist with any DES related questions. If you do not know your representatives at the State Legislature in Phoenix, you can find them here.

  • Resources from the U.S. Department of Labor

  • Resources from Governor Ducey